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Old 04-16-2004, 04:50 PM
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Hi Christie,

I have a daughter with a birthmark on her left arm and until yesterday I had no concerns about it. Finding this site and reading some of the things has given me lots to think about. Megan is almost 2 1/2 years old and I am wondering if I should have her seen by a specialist. I'm not even sure if what she has is a port wine stain. Are there other birthmarks? Can you have a birthmark that is not called a port wine stain? Most times I forget she even has it on her arm. It seemed for a while that it was lightening up. Not many people notice it. But during the winter, it really turns purple a lot.

I am just wondering if I should be concerned about this at all. A former Pastor of our church has a daughter with a birthmark on her lover, left leg. It covers a lot of her calf and ankle and part of her foot. She never had anything done and is now around 27 years old. She is married & has three small children and it doesn't seem to be affecting her in any way. I talked to her about it soon after Megan was born, when she had visited our church. She had no concerns and I don't think she plans to do anything about it. So I never gave another though to doing anything to Megan. I just assumed that she will be fine with it her whole life.

Now I am wondering if I should take her to a specialist.

Thanks for letting me ramble,
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